Piet Zanstra: Office Building "Leeuwenburg", 1971?–1977

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, Show on map
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  • Zanstra and his firm designed a number of large-scale office and public buildings in the Netherlands in the 1960s and 70s. The block was built from 1971 to 1977, has accommodated banks and offices in the past and is currently in use as the Faculty of Technology of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (aka ‘Leeuwenburg’). The tower consists of two recessing blocks of fifteen floors. Twelve floors are executed in rectangular concrete panels containing deep frames and windows, and have rounded corners. Three other floors are open galleries with steel railings and recessed glass façades. The lower section at the rear of the block comprises four stepped terraces and is elevated by means of columns of various height. The lowest of these terraces accommodates eight tubular ventilator shafts of steel, which have been sculpturally arranged as to resemble a flower. The entrance is situated between the tower block and the lower section. Special thanks to David Geneste

  • In use.